Posted: 27/06/2016 at 11:04
The UK is still a member of the EEA which requires members to adopt EU rules for the free movement of persons, goods, services and capital within the EU so, on the face of it, not a lot will change as far as trade and EU immigration are concerned.
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My understanding is that although being a member of th EEA requires agreement to free movement of people, we would no longer have to treat persons from the EU in the same way as UK nationals for benefit purposes. The concessions 'won' by Cameron were only short term, intended to shut the public up (and clearly failed miserably to do so). If migrants without employment were unable to get money, or any other benefits, they would be far less likely to come here in the first place. The UK has been seen as a soft touch because benefit payments are so much higher than they would receive in their home country.
Those coming here to a job would still be able to come.
We wouldn't be forced to implement EU directives either, if all we sign up for is a trade related agreement.